NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

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NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Alvin Robertson 2.71
2. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63
3. Fatty Taylor 2.40
4. Michael Jordan* 2.35
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.33
6. Chris Paul 2.29
7. Fat Lever 2.22
8. Slick Watts 2.20
9. John Stockton* 2.17
10. Allen Iverson* 2.17
11. Maurice Cheeks 2.10
12. Brian Taylor 2.06
13. Don Buse 2.04
14. Clyde Drexler* 2.03
15. Rick Barry* 1.99
16. Gus Williams 1.99
17. Julius Erving* 1.96
18. Scottie Pippen* 1.96
19. Johnny Moore 1.96
20. Nate McMillan 1.94
  Ron Lee 1.94
22. Jason Kidd 1.93
23. Magic Johnson* 1.90
24. Isiah Thomas* 1.90
25. George McGinnis* 1.88
26. Doug Christie 1.88
27. Quinn Buckner 1.86
28. Baron Davis 1.83
29. Gary Payton* 1.83
30. Ray Williams 1.83
31. Eddie Jordan 1.82
32. Norm Van Lier 1.81
  Doc Rivers 1.81
34. Stephen Curry 1.79
35. Larry Steele 1.79
36. Rajon Rondo 1.79
37. Mike Gale 1.77
38. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
39. Metta World Peace 1.74
40. Micheal Williams 1.74
41. Larry Bird* 1.73
42. Russell Westbrook 1.73
43. John Wall 1.72
44. Randy Smith 1.72
45. Darwin Cook 1.71
46. Ron Harper 1.70
47. Eddie Jones 1.70
48. Monta Ellis 1.69
49. Brevin Knight 1.69
50. Paul George 1.68
51. Ted McClain 1.67
52. Michael Adams 1.66
53. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
54. Tim Hardaway 1.65
55. LeBron James 1.64
56. Eric Murdock 1.63
57. Derek Harper 1.63
58. Dwyane Wade 1.63
59. Jim Price 1.61
60. Gilbert Arenas 1.60
61. Phil Chenier 1.60
62. Chris Ford 1.60
63. Kerry Kittles 1.60
64. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
65. Lester Conner 1.58
66. Terrell Brandon 1.58
67. Kendall Gill 1.57
68. Andre Iguodala 1.57
69. Dudley Bradley 1.57
70. Lionel Hollins 1.56
71. Chris Mullin* 1.55
72. Norm Nixon 1.55
73. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
74. Charles Barkley* 1.54
75. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
76. Trevor Ariza 1.51
77. Darrell Walker 1.51
78. Shawn Marion 1.51
79. Lucius Allen 1.51
80. Foots Walker 1.51
81. Larry Hughes 1.50
82. Mario Chalmers 1.50
83. Gary Grant 1.49
84. Mike Conley 1.49
85. Jimmy Butler 1.48
86. James Harden 1.48
87. Rod Strickland 1.48
88. Bobby Jones 1.47
89. Kevin Johnson 1.47
90. Steve Francis 1.47
91. Darnell Valentine 1.47
92. Kenny Anderson 1.47
93. Jay Humphries 1.46
94. Kobe Bryant 1.44
95. Jrue Holiday 1.44
96. Gerald Wallace 1.44
97. Chris Webber 1.44
98. Thaddeus Young 1.44
99. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
100. Dave Twardzik 1.43
  Tony Allen 1.43
102. Rickey Green 1.42
103. DeMarcus Cousins 1.42
104. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
105. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
106. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
107. Karl Malone* 1.41
108. Kevin Porter 1.41
109. David Robinson* 1.41
110. Eric Bledsoe 1.40
111. Nick Anderson 1.39
112. M.L. Carr 1.39
113. Paul Pressey 1.38
114. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
115. John Lucas 1.37
116. Ralph Simpson 1.37
117. Kevin Edwards 1.37
118. Pete Maravich* 1.36
119. John Drew 1.36
120. Kyle Lowry 1.36
121. Manu Ginobili 1.35
122. Sonny Parker 1.35
123. Fred Brown 1.35
  Draymond Green 1.35
125. David Wesley 1.35
  Darrell Armstrong 1.35
127. Gar Heard 1.34
128. Kemba Walker 1.34
129. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
130. Paul Westphal 1.34
131. Reggie Williams 1.34
132. Rudy Gay 1.33
133. Allen Leavell 1.33
134. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
135. T.R. Dunn 1.33
136. Ricky Sobers 1.32
137. Caron Butler 1.32
138. Winston Garland 1.32
139. Ron Boone 1.32
140. Dee Brown 1.32
141. Sam Lacey 1.31
142. Paul Millsap 1.31
143. Alvan Adams 1.30
144. Paul Pierce 1.30
145. Marko Jaric 1.30
146. Bonzi Wells 1.30
147. John Williams 1.30
148. Tyreke Evans 1.30
149. Stephen Jackson 1.29
150. Marques Johnson 1.29
151. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
152. Pooh Richardson 1.28
153. Kevin Garnett 1.27
154. Jo Jo White* 1.27
155. Bobby Phills 1.27
156. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
157. Larry Kenon 1.27
158. Corey Brewer 1.27
159. Reggie Lewis 1.26
160. Raymond Felton 1.26
161. Ben Wallace 1.26
162. Bob Dandridge 1.26
163. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
164. Dan Majerle 1.25
165. Doug Collins 1.25
166. Jerome Kersey 1.25
167. Andre Drummond 1.25
168. George Gervin* 1.25
169. Brandon Jennings 1.24
170. Terry Porter 1.24
171. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
172. Mark Jackson 1.24
173. Walter Davis 1.24
174. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
175. Otis Birdsong 1.23
176. Charlie Ward 1.23
177. Eric Money 1.23
178. Chris Morris 1.23
179. Phil Ford 1.22
180. Brian Winters 1.22
181. Steve Mix 1.22
182. Darrell Griffith 1.22
183. Grant Hill 1.22
184. Antoine Walker 1.22
185. Jim Paxson 1.21
186. Rafer Alston 1.21
187. Josh Smith 1.21
188. Mike Woodson 1.21
189. Tracy McGrady* 1.21
190. Stephon Marbury 1.21
191. P.J. Tucker 1.21
192. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
193. Jeff Teague 1.20
194. Glenn Robinson 1.20
195. Bob Gross 1.20
196. Sedale Threatt 1.20
197. Grant Long 1.20
198. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
199. Alvin Williams 1.19
200. Don Chaney 1.19
201. Mark Price 1.19
202. Andre Miller 1.19
203. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
205. Kevin Durant 1.18
206. Michael Cooper 1.18
207. Kenyon Martin 1.18
208. Cuttino Mobley 1.18
  Reggie Theus 1.18
210. Greg Anthony 1.17
211. Armond Hill 1.17
212. Mike Bibby 1.17
213. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
214. Tom Henderson 1.17
215. Jeremy Lin 1.16
216. Jason Richardson 1.16
217. Ruben Patterson 1.16
218. T.J. Ford 1.16
219. Ty Lawson 1.15
220. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
221. Eric Snow 1.15
222. Aaron McKie 1.15
223. Jason Terry 1.15
224. Kyle Macy 1.15
225. Derrick McKey 1.14
226. Dave Cowens* 1.14
227. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
228. Byron Scott 1.14
229. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
230. Vlade Divac 1.14
231. John Bagley 1.14
232. Nene Hilario 1.13
233. Mickey Johnson 1.13
234. Craig Ehlo 1.13
235. Spud Webb 1.13
236. Danny Manning 1.13
237. Lionel Simmons 1.13
238. Greg Monroe 1.13
239. Nate Williams 1.13
240. Shawn Kemp 1.13
241. Eddie Johnson 1.13
242. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
243. James Worthy* 1.12
244. Derek Anderson 1.12
245. Wesley Matthews 1.12
246. Ray Allen 1.12
247. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
248. Phil Smith 1.11
249. Thabo Sefolosha 1.11
250. Larry Drew 1.11

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Alvin Robertson 2.71
2. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63
3. Michael Jordan* 2.35
4. Mookie Blaylock 2.33
5. Chris Paul 2.29
6. Fat Lever 2.22
7. Slick Watts 2.20
8. John Stockton* 2.17
9. Allen Iverson* 2.17
10. Maurice Cheeks 2.10
11. Clyde Drexler* 2.03
12. Rick Barry* 1.99
13. Gus Williams 1.99
14. Scottie Pippen* 1.96
15. Johnny Moore 1.96
16. Ron Lee 1.94
  Nate McMillan 1.94
18. Jason Kidd 1.93
19. Magic Johnson* 1.90
20. Isiah Thomas* 1.90
21. Doug Christie 1.88
22. Quinn Buckner 1.86
23. Mike Gale 1.85
24. Baron Davis 1.83
25. Gary Payton* 1.83
26. Ray Williams 1.83
27. Eddie Jordan 1.82
28. Norm Van Lier 1.81
  Doc Rivers 1.81
30. Julius Erving* 1.80
31. Stephen Curry 1.79
32. Larry Steele 1.79
33. Rajon Rondo 1.79
34. Don Buse 1.79
35. George McGinnis* 1.75
36. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
37. Metta World Peace 1.74
38. Micheal Williams 1.74
39. Larry Bird* 1.73
40. Russell Westbrook 1.73
41. John Wall 1.72
42. Randy Smith 1.72
43. Darwin Cook 1.71
44. Ron Harper 1.70
45. Eddie Jones 1.70
46. Monta Ellis 1.69
47. Brevin Knight 1.69
48. Paul George 1.68
49. Michael Adams 1.66
50. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
51. Tim Hardaway 1.65
52. LeBron James 1.64
53. Eric Murdock 1.63
54. Derek Harper 1.63
55. Dwyane Wade 1.63
56. Jim Price 1.61
57. Gilbert Arenas 1.60
58. Phil Chenier 1.60
59. Chris Ford 1.60
60. Kerry Kittles 1.60
61. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
62. Lester Conner 1.58
63. Terrell Brandon 1.58
64. Kendall Gill 1.57
65. Andre Iguodala 1.57
66. Dudley Bradley 1.57
67. Lionel Hollins 1.56
68. Chris Mullin* 1.55
69. Norm Nixon 1.55
70. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
71. Charles Barkley* 1.54
72. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
73. Trevor Ariza 1.51
74. Darrell Walker 1.51
75. Shawn Marion 1.51
76. Lucius Allen 1.51
77. Foots Walker 1.51
78. Larry Hughes 1.50
79. Mario Chalmers 1.50
80. Gary Grant 1.49
81. Mike Conley 1.49
82. Jimmy Butler 1.48
83. James Harden 1.48
84. Rod Strickland 1.48
85. Kevin Johnson 1.47
86. Steve Francis 1.47
87. Darnell Valentine 1.47
88. Kenny Anderson 1.47
89. Jay Humphries 1.46
90. Kobe Bryant 1.44
91. Jrue Holiday 1.44
92. Gerald Wallace 1.44
93. Chris Webber 1.44
94. Thaddeus Young 1.44
95. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
96. Tony Allen 1.43
97. Rickey Green 1.42
98. DeMarcus Cousins 1.42
99. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
100. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
101. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
102. Karl Malone* 1.41
103. Kevin Porter 1.41
104. David Robinson* 1.41
105. Eric Bledsoe 1.40
106. Nick Anderson 1.39
107. Paul Pressey 1.38
108. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
109. John Lucas 1.37
110. Kevin Edwards 1.37
111. Pete Maravich* 1.36
112. John Drew 1.36
113. Kyle Lowry 1.36
114. Bobby Jones 1.36
115. Manu Ginobili 1.35
116. Sonny Parker 1.35
117. Draymond Green 1.35
  Fred Brown 1.35
119. David Wesley 1.35
  Darrell Armstrong 1.35
121. Gar Heard 1.34
122. M.L. Carr 1.34
123. Kemba Walker 1.34
124. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
125. Larry Kenon 1.34
126. Paul Westphal 1.34
127. Reggie Williams 1.34
128. Rudy Gay 1.33
129. Allen Leavell 1.33
130. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
131. T.R. Dunn 1.33
132. Ricky Sobers 1.32
133. Caron Butler 1.32
134. Winston Garland 1.32
135. Dee Brown 1.32
136. Sam Lacey 1.31
137. Paul Millsap 1.31
138. Alvan Adams 1.30
139. Paul Pierce 1.30
140. Marko Jaric 1.30
141. Bonzi Wells 1.30
142. John Williams 1.30
143. Tyreke Evans 1.30
144. Stephen Jackson 1.29
145. Charlie Scott 1.29
146. Marques Johnson 1.29
147. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
148. Pooh Richardson 1.28
149. Kevin Garnett 1.27
150. Jo Jo White* 1.27
151. Bobby Phills 1.27
152. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
153. Corey Brewer 1.27
154. Reggie Lewis 1.26
155. Raymond Felton 1.26
156. Ben Wallace 1.26
157. Bob Dandridge 1.26
158. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
159. Dan Majerle 1.25
160. Doug Collins 1.25
161. Jerome Kersey 1.25
162. Andre Drummond 1.25
163. Brandon Jennings 1.24
164. Terry Porter 1.24
165. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
166. Mark Jackson 1.24
167. Walter Davis 1.24
168. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
169. Otis Birdsong 1.23
170. Charlie Ward 1.23
171. Eric Money 1.23
172. Chris Morris 1.23
173. Phil Ford 1.22
174. Brian Winters 1.22
175. Steve Mix 1.22
176. Darrell Griffith 1.22
177. Grant Hill 1.22
178. Antoine Walker 1.22
179. Jim Paxson 1.21
180. Rafer Alston 1.21
181. Josh Smith 1.21
182. Mike Woodson 1.21
183. Tracy McGrady* 1.21
184. Stephon Marbury 1.21
185. P.J. Tucker 1.21
186. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
187. Jeff Teague 1.20
188. Glenn Robinson 1.20
189. Bob Gross 1.20
190. Sedale Threatt 1.20
191. Grant Long 1.20
192. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
193. Alvin Williams 1.19
194. Mark Price 1.19
195. George Gervin* 1.19
196. Andre Miller 1.19
197. Charles Johnson 1.18
  Jason Williams 1.18
199. Kevin Durant 1.18
200. Michael Cooper 1.18
201. Kenyon Martin 1.18
202. Cuttino Mobley 1.18
  Reggie Theus 1.18
204. Greg Anthony 1.17
205. Don Chaney 1.17
206. Armond Hill 1.17
207. Mike Bibby 1.17
208. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
209. Tom Henderson 1.17
210. Jeremy Lin 1.16
211. Jason Richardson 1.16
212. Ruben Patterson 1.16
213. T.J. Ford 1.16
214. Ty Lawson 1.15
215. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
216. Eric Snow 1.15
217. Aaron McKie 1.15
218. Jason Terry 1.15
219. Kyle Macy 1.15
220. Derrick McKey 1.14
221. Dave Cowens* 1.14
222. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
223. Byron Scott 1.14
224. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
225. Vlade Divac 1.14
226. John Bagley 1.14
227. Nene Hilario 1.13
228. Mickey Johnson 1.13
229. Craig Ehlo 1.13
230. Spud Webb 1.13
231. Danny Manning 1.13
232. Lionel Simmons 1.13
233. Greg Monroe 1.13
234. Nate Williams 1.13
235. Shawn Kemp 1.13
236. Eddie Johnson 1.13
237. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
238. James Worthy* 1.12
239. Derek Anderson 1.12
240. Wesley Matthews 1.12
241. Ray Allen 1.12
242. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
243. Phil Smith 1.11
244. Thabo Sefolosha 1.11
245. Larry Drew 1.11
246. Kirk Hinrich 1.11
247. Randy Brown 1.10
248. Todd Day 1.10
249. John Starks 1.10
250. Lonnie Shelton 1.10

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Don Buse 2.73
2. Fatty Taylor 2.59
3. Julius Erving* 2.37
4. Ted McClain 2.04

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